Photographers speak in tongues

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Photographers speak in tongues
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Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

Martin.au
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meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak properly.

Fixed it for you.

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I did hear the expression 'You need some uber silicon to get decent frames in that game'   among the PC geeks.

(unknown member) OP Senior Member • Posts: 5,590
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Mjankor wrote:

meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak properly.

Fixed it for you.

Thanks, cobber.

(unknown member) OP Senior Member • Posts: 5,590
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scorrpio wrote:

I did hear the expression 'You need some uber silicon to get decent frames in that game'   among the PC geeks.

Yeah, well they really are a different species!

FractalFlame Regular Member • Posts: 159
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meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

If I hear people talking like that in real life, I walk away mid sentence. It's the same when people say, actually SAY, "lol" - walk away.

But, here, it's a shorthand method of saving typing.

I admit to doing it sometimes - it's easier to type "cam" than to type "camera" and have to go back and change it because I actually typed "camnera" with fat fingers and silly tiny laptop keys.

mgd43 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,232
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I think that texting, where shorter is better, is partly responsible for this. Another factor is our love of jargon. If you're a sports fan you're subjected to terms as absurd as "foot speed".

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FractalFlame wrote:

If I hear people talking like that in real life, I walk away mid sentence. It's the same when people say, actually SAY, "lol" - walk away.

Yes, how could I possibly forget 'lol' ?

Even when written.

Bob Tullis
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meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

ROTFL, AFAIC (IIRC)

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Bob Tullis wrote:

meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

ROTFL, AFAIC (IIRC)

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Cailean Gallimore Veteran Member • Posts: 6,082
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So.

So another thing that I've noticed on this forum are the ever-increasing number of people who begin all their posts with the word 'so'.

So.

happysnapper64 Senior Member • Posts: 5,159
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Bob Tullis wrote:

meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

ROTFL, AFAIC (IIRC)

[g, r & d]

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That's easy for you to say! lol Oooops soz!

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mgd43 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,232
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Cailean Gallimore wrote:

So.

So another thing that I've noticed on this forum are the ever-increasing number of people who begin all their posts with the word 'so'.

So.

That so?

Sorry.

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nikkorwatcher Contributing Member • Posts: 684
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Confusing the trinity for the Holy Trinity is indeed nauseating. I care not one iota for the Alpha and Omega of Nikon fandeities.

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nikkorwatcher wrote:

Confusing the trinity for the Holy Trinity is indeed nauseating. I care not one iota for the Alpha and Omega of Nikon fandeities.

I though Alpha was Sony?  

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meland wrote:

nikkorwatcher wrote:

Confusing the trinity for the Holy Trinity is indeed nauseating. I care not one iota for the Alpha and Omega of Nikon fandeities.

I though Alpha was Sony?  

You mean Son, yeah?

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Pedagydusz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,204
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meland wrote:

nikkorwatcher wrote:

Confusing the trinity for the Holy Trinity is indeed nauseating. I care not one iota for the Alpha and Omega of Nikon fandeities.

I though Alpha was Sony?  

And Omega is a watch, right?   

Actually, words like "Camcorder" have been around for  eons!

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Pedagydusz wrote:

meland wrote:

nikkorwatcher wrote:

Confusing the trinity for the Holy Trinity is indeed nauseating. I care not one iota for the Alpha and Omega of Nikon fandeities.

I though Alpha was Sony?  

And Omega is a watch, right?   

Actually, words like "Camcorder" have been around for  eons!

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Yes, I don't really have an issue with 'camcorder'.  As you say it has been around for eons.  But if it got shortened to 'der' I might possibly have an issue with that.

drusus Contributing Member • Posts: 690
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meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

So, who woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

Life is shorter than you might think. Worry about more worrisome things.

Drusus

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drusus wrote:

meland wrote:

Rapid evolution since the advent of digital has resulted in photographers that can no longer speak proper.

Words such as Panny, Siggy, Oly and Cannikon have sneaked (snuck?) into the vocabulary.  Strangely Sony does not seem to have been subjected to this treatment.  Perhaps the shortening to "Get a Son" doesn't really work.

Nauseating phrases like 'Nifty fifty' and 'Holy trinity' seem to have taken over otherwise normal people's brains.

'Lens' has become 'lense', or perhaps that's just from watching too much Miss Piggy. "Pretentious? Moi?"

Cameras have become 'cams'.  Lenses - 'glass'.  And yes, yes I know that's what they're made of.  As do most people but they don't refer to sensors as 'silicon' do they?  But give them time they might.  And they might even change that to 'silly'.

Please pass me the sick bucket.

So, who woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

Life is shorter than you might think. Worry about more worrisome things.

Drusus

It was yesterday morning.  I feel better now.

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